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Groovy gift shops in Kuala Lumpur. Our top picks.
Next time you’re in Kuala Lumpur check out these groovy gift shops. Your family and friends will be delighted with the spoils of your shopping spree. Plus, you can pick up a bargain or two to spruce up your own home too. From beautiful artsy batik, hand-made ceramics and gorgeous pewter jewellery pieces, Kualau Lumpur offers up a treasure trove of unique one of a kind gifts at half the price you’d pay in Singapore.
2, Jalan Dato’ Onn 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Established as part of Bank Negara (Malaysia’s Central Bank) buildings, go to Sasana Kijang to learn about Malaysian art and its economy. The building houses several galleries including art, numismatics, islamic finance, Bank Negara Malaysia, economics and a children’s gallery. The gift shop has a large selection of unique specialty gifts including jewellery, publications and exclusive commemorative items. There is also a coffee shop offering local, international or specialty menus.
Naiise Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Rotan, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
Having started out as an online retailer that sells products from local designers, Naiise’s brick and mortar store is located in Kampung Attap, a quaint neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur. As a strong supporter of local design, many products chosen by Naiise celebrate the culture and heritage in Malaysia. You will find quirky items like curry puff cushions, siew yoke earrings, pineapple tart cushions, nasi lemak cufflinks and more.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Jalan Lembah Perdana, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Get your hands on unique Islamic crafts and artefacts at the Islamic Arts museum shop. Here, visitors can find bold southeast Asian woodwork, home decoration items, and delicate Middle Eastern jewellery. If you are interested in learning more about art and the Islamic world, the shop also offers a good selection of books.
Royal Selangor Pewter
4, Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
For a beautiful, unique and eye-catching piece to decorate your home with, head over to Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. The museum exhibit is where visitors can experience the rich pewter history and craftsmanship during colonial Malaya. There are also short craft workshops where you can personalise and shape pewter into your own creation to take home. Head over to the gift shop and you will find quality pewter-ware and one-of-a-kind fine pewter jewellery pieces.
National Craft Complex
Section 63, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Gain an insight to Malaysia’s arts and crafts at the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex where locals and travellers can learn how these handmade items are created. Head over to Karyaneka Souvenir Shop for a diverse selection of gifts. Day-to-day items like bags and wallets are presented with traditional elements (such as batik and weaving), making them perfect gifts to bring home. You can also showcase your creativity and join the various handicraft workshops to create personalised gifts through batik painting, wood carving, pottery and weaving.
National Museum of Malaysia
Jabatan Muzium, Malaysia, Jalan Damansara, Tasik Perdana, 50566 Kuala Lumpur
Explore the culture and heritage of Malaysia at the National Museum. Visitors can learn everything about the country’s rich history, from prehistoric times and the Malay Kingdom era to the colonisation period and where it is today. You will find souvenirs with historical and cultural significance at the museum shop.
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